Tag, you’re it!

Hello! Today I want to talk about tag posts and my struggle over tagging people.

Basically, whenever I do a tag post, I always have difficulty over choosing who to tag. Half the time I don’t even tag anyone. I’ll just say, “If you want to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged!” But I really do want to tag people. I’m a newish blogger, so I don’t know that many bloggers, much less know who likes to do tags. Typically I’ll just randomly go through my following list and pick people from there.

So here’s where you come in. Let me know in the comments if you would like to be tagged in future tag posts and if you have any preferences for certain type of tags (ex. Disney related tags, TV related tags, etc.). That way I have an easy place to find people to tag. If you don’t want to be tagged, let me know too because the last thing I want is to be that annoying person who continually tags people who don’t want to be tagged. Also, let me know how you decide who to tag. I’m curious!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

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Mystery Blogger Award

I was nominated by Erin from Undercover Binge Reader for the Mystery Blogger Award. You can check out her post here. Thank you so much for thinking to nominate me! I love doing these tags.

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The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Maggie @ okotoenigmasblog

“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.”

The Rules:
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
6. Nominate 10-20 people.
7. Notify your nominees.
8. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

My 3 facts

  1. I’m obsessed with Riverdale. It’s not the greatest show ever but it’s such a good guilty pleasure show. FP Jones is my fav ❤
  2. I pick Marvel over DC any day.
  3. I once wrote really horrible Elsa/Loki fan fiction in my journal. So. Cringeworthy.

Erin’s Questions

What book blew your mind as a kid?

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I fell so in love with this series as a kid. I was beyond obsessed. I particularly loved how The Magician’s Nephew explained everything. That really shook me.

When did you realize you were a bookworm?

When I was very young, in elementary school. Books were always something I loved. I didn’t like to play sports nor did I have any interest in joining Girl Scouts like the other kids in my grade. So books became my thing.

What book(s) have you read that you want to make sure to pass on to your children (or any children in your life)?

All of my American Girl Books. They teach great life lessons and are a fun way to learn history. I learned so much from those books.

What are your favorite types of bookish posts to read on book blogs?

I love to read more controversial posts, like unpopular bookish opinions. Those are so fun to read. I also enjoy tag posts.

If you were in a paranormal or fantasy world/novel would you rather be a vampire, werewolf, shifter, fae, magic user, other, regular old human, etc?

I would love to be a witch. I’ve been really interested in witches lately.

My Questions

  1. What is your unpopular bookish opinion?
  2. Besides books, what else are you passionate about?
  3. How do you organize your bookshelf?
  4. What book is your guilty pleasure?
  5. Would you rather spend the day with your favorite author or your favorite character?

I nominate…

Erica from Erica’s Bookshelves

Jeanine from Literary Sea

Shall from Shaz Reads

Danielle from The Blonde Likes Books

Priyanka from Priyanka Reads

My best posts…

I think my two best posts are my bookish social media post and my I’ve never read Harry Potter one.


 

Once again thank you so much for reading this!

xoxo,

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Currently Reading Book Tag

I was tagged by Audra over at Audra’s Book Blabbing to do the Currently Reading book tag. Thank you so much for the tag! To check out her post, click here.

1. How many books do you usually read at once?

I usually only read one book at a time. I really hate reading multiple books at a time, but I will do it on occasion, especially if I have to read a book for school.

2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?

When my mood changes and I want something different to read or if I feel like I haven’t picked up the second book in a while. Usually it’s the latter.

3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?

Honestly no. I have never even thought of doing that actually. I’ve been using the same book mark for like 6 years now. Lol.

4. Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

On my night stand for easy access.

5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

I try to read for an hour before bed, so usually at night. However, I do read quite a bit during the day when I’m not busy. So pretty much any time of day.

6. How long do you typically read in one sitting?

30 minutes but I’m really not too sure. I take a lot of breaks when I read. Or I’ll read a few pages here and there. It’s tough to gauge.

7. Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?

Typically on, but if it is getting damaged then I will take it off.

8. What position do you mainly use to read?

All of them! Lol. I’ll read lying down, sitting, lounging on my chair, etc.

9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

Not everywhere. When I was in school I would bring it with me, but other than that my books usually stay at home.

10. How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?

I used to update it obsessively, but now I only do it once every few days.

I tag…

Like with my previous tag post, I’m not going to directly tag anyone. If you want to do this super fast and fun tag, go for it!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

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Mulan Book Tag

I was tagged by Rebecca at Bookishly Rebecca to do the Mulan book tag. You can check out her post here. Thank you so much to Rebecca for tagging me! I am so excited to do this tag because Mulan is my favorite Disney Princess.

Rules:

  • Mention the creator (Kirsty and the Cat Read)
  • Thank/mention the person who tagged you
  • Match books or characters to the questions below
  • tag as many people as you like🙂

REFLECTION: “WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOW WHO I AM INSIDE?” -AN INACCURATE BOOK COVER THAT DOESN’T REFLECT WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT

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Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

Based on the cover, you would think that characters would be drinking a lot of coffee in this book. Nope. They never drank coffee. Instead they were always drinking some sort of alcoholic beverage. I’m still confused as to why they decided to stick a coffee cup on the cover.

MUSHU: A CHARACTER WITH A LOT TO PROVE

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Magnus Chase from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan

Magnus is the son of a Norse god who ends up in Hotel Valhalla. He is expected to fight in Ragnarok when it finally happens. While he’s waiting, he has to save the world multiple times, so I guess you could say he has a lot to prove.

“I’LL MAKE A MAN OUT OF YOU”: A CHARACTER WHO DEVELOPS THE MOST OR A BOOK WITH SOME KICK-ASS TRAINING SCENES

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No book really jumps out to me, but I guess ACOMAF by Sarah J. Maas. Feyre learns a lot in that book.

“A GIRL WORTH FIGHTING FOR”: A SHIP YOU WILL DEFEND TILL YOUR LAST BREATH

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Lara Jean and John Ambrose McClaren from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han

I actually really love these two together. Sorry Peter, but John is way better. I hold on to hope that later on in the future, Lara Jean will break up with Peter and realize she belongs with John.

HUNS: A BOOK/CHARACTER THAT GIVES YOU THE CREEPS

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

That book is probably one of the creepiest books of all time because of the subject matter, but I loved it regardless.

MULAN: YOUR FAVORITE BAD-ASS FEMALE PROTAGONIST

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Squirrel Girl from The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Squirrel Girl is hands down my favorite. She’s a total boss. I could go on and on about her. Seriously, go read her comics and the YA book.

I tag…

So this is the first of many tag posts I have coming so I’m not going to tag anyone directly. If you want to do this tag then go for it (and be sure to tag me so I can check it out)!

Once again thank you for reading!

xoxo,

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Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I was tagged by Crystal at Paper Royalty to do the spring cleaning book tag. Thank you so much for tagging me! I love doing tags. You can check out her post here.

The struggle of getting started: a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I really want to read this series but there are quite a few books and the last one is massive.

Cleaning out the closet: a book or series you want to unhaul

I actually unhauled books for the first time a few days ago. If you want to hear more about it click here.

Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. It totally could have became a cliche since the premise is a young woman having an affair with a married man, but luckily it didn’t. It felt real.

Washing out the sheet stains: a book with a scene you wish you could rewrite

I would rewrite Laurie and Amy getting together in Little Women. I don’t like them together. Amy should have ended up with anyone but Laurie. Wait scratch that, I’d rewrite Anna and the French Kiss to eliminate the unnecessary love triangle between Etienne, Ellie, and Anna. Etienne and Ellie should have split early on in the book.

Throwing out unnecessary knickknacks: a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary

I don’t read that many series to begin with, so that’s hard to answer. I really can’t say. But in general, I find that novellas in series are unnecessary.

Polishing doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish

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Spotlight by Jacqueline E. Smith. Like I mentioned in my review of it, it wrapped up the storylines perfectly. I was a happy camper after reading it.

Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message

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the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace. I liked this book but it didn’t have the ease of the first one, so it ended up being repetitive and didn’t live up to its full potential. Some of the poems did feel a little forced.

The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring but satisfying to get through

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The ACOTAR series. ACOMAF and ACOWAR were long and took me about a month to read each one. But they were oh so good!

I tag…

 

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Jessica

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